A special upload to celebrate my birthday! c: My first official "animation" meme featuring Aurelia Charm and Zae Fervor! I hope you all like it! This was done within 48 hours! :) Getting the hang of my new editing software!
Well, it's been an awesome year art-wise! ^^
I have definitely improved since the start of the year, I still have so much left to learn and every day I feel that my art gets a little bit better c: I wanted to say a huge thank you to all of my watchers, especially those who frequently favorite and comment on my work! I might not always respond straight away but your comments help keep me going, just knowing that even one person finds a small nugget of enjoyment/pleasure from my art makes me so unbelievably happy!
2018 has been a big year for me! I hit 1,000 watchers on DeviantArt, 600 Subscribers on YouTube and over 1,000 followers on Facebook! I submitted and displayed my artwork in an exhibition in my town, sold my first 6 framed art prints and I just had a batch of my first 10 button designs delivered! (Will provide images in the coming days when they go up for sale on Etsy). I also re-branded from AureliaCharmCutiees to RaspberryStudios, which took more than a few all-nighters! ...I have so many plans for 2019 and I can't wait to get started! <3
I hope that each and every one of you have a Happy New Year! Thank you so much for everything and thank you for the positivity, support and love!
Summary of art blank meme: http://fav.me/d9jzjks
I was contacted shortly after the exhibition if I would be interested in hanging some artwork up at Black Crow Custom Tattoo Studio for sale ^^ Here is my display! I will be adding and rotating new artworks each month ^^
In September 2018 I applied to be in my towns first organized Art Exhibition, to be held on the 15-16th of December for two days only! I worked my butt off and worked through many issues arising, from major art block which made me uncertain of what I wanted to draw for the exhibition… To opening my glass frames two days before the exhibition and discovering that one of the glass frames was broken! After many late nights and worried thoughts inside my head the 15th of December finally came and opening night was upon me!
The opening night was at 6pm on the 15th of December, I brought my partner, my oldest and dearest friend and her partner with me as support as I was feeling a little nervous having my artwork on display for my entire town. Opening night was absolutely lovely, wines, cheeses, delicious nibbles.. I was so nervous I could barely eat. Looking around the exhibition at all of the beautiful and complex artworks from other local talent.. I was surprised I had made it into the exhibition in the first place! For the first hour I was far too nervous to sit at my table, as I saw people coming over to take a look at my display.
I had a nagging feeling in the pit of my stomach that I should be sitting at my table, present with my art.. When I sat down, I was so nervous. I had not prepared any speech or pre-answered questions as I should have… But when curious eyes fell upon my art and questions were asked.. I was surprised that the questions were all so easy to answer!
“How do you make your art?” “When did you start drawing?" “What apps do you use?” “Why ponies?”
Questions I answer on a near day-to-day basis. I was also so SURPRISED to get so many beautiful compliments on my art, I was almost blushing the entire time I was sitting there. Talking to all of the people who came by to see my art and having genuine conversations with those interested in what I do. The time breezed by and the second day was much the same, if not a bit slower. By the end of the exhibition I had spoken to many people, I felt so good about my art.. I had sold half of the items on my display and a few future potential customers were interested in customized commissions ^^
The exhibition was such a mind broadening experience, I was so humbled by those who were interested in my art enough to ask me questions and come talk to me! Even more humbled by those who purchased my art ^^ I will certainly be applying for the exhibition next year and have more ideas for what I’d like to showcase in the future!
Today marks a big day, I am re-branding! I have decided to change my username across all platforms to RaspberryStudios! This marks a big change in my life, I'm wanting a more professional look/feel to my art business.
Starting in early 2019 I will be stocking my Etsy store with some awesome pony related knick-knacks and goodies! I will be investing in a printer to start selling prints! I'll still be available for commission, it's likely that I will be closed until January but if I get some spare time this month I'll be sure to make an announcement for a couple of slots :)
If you are wanting to be contacted once my commissions are open again please either comment below or contact this page and I'll add you to my contacts list to be notified once I am open ^^
Art Exhibition update: The exhibition is next weekend! Will likely be posting a video up afterwards c;